Memorial ceremony of the seconds to 64th Proclamation of the Republic of Indonesia at the bottom of the sea of Pantai Malalayang, Manado, Sulawesi Utara (North Sulawesi), followed by foreign mariners from Australia, UK and the Philippines.
"We came about 200 people using the warships, 10 people joined to dive to support the implementation of the ceremony," said one of the mariner from Australia, Nick Lay, Monday (17 / 8) in Malalayang Beach.
Lay says, in the diving they are wearing their uniforms to match with the conditions of the memorial ceremony of the Republic of Indonesia's Independence day.
"The activity is very extraordinary," said Lay, while adding that he is happy to come to Manado, one of the Indonesia's beautiful city, and participate in the ceremony under the water is a surprise.
In addition to foreign mariners, participants of the ceremony are also attended by students from Manado and dive club in the entire archipelago, the Indonesian Armed Forces, the Navy, Air Force, the Police of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Indonesian community.
Besides, there are other guests to follow the ceremony from the warships, yachts and the stage of honor at the seaside. After the ceremony finished, international jury from the Guinnes Book World of Record, Lucia Sinigagliesi, congratulate all of the participants and the committe because the ceremony was successful.
"What made in the event is the largest and most number of participants, it will be recorded in the Guinnes Book of World Records," said Lucia.
The event itself is part of the 2009 Sail Bunaken, which expected from Sail Bunaken 2009, the image of tourism in Indonesia can be recovered.
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